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Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Stanford Freshman Experience: Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters courses are meant to help freshman students develop a sense for what constitutes a genuine question or problem and how to address it in a creative and disciplined manner. Through an emphasis on critical analysis, close reading, analytic writing, and effective communication, a liberal education enables students to make connections across many fields of study that will inform their future intellectual work and life after Stanford.

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

Latin Class Field Trip to Special Collections!

As a Classics major concentrating in Latin, I (quite obviously) have to take Latin classes throughout the year. Today in Intermediate Latin, a course in which we’re translating Caesar and Vergil, we took a field trip to Green’s Special Collections—literally, a collection of special stuff. There’s the original script of Star Wars, the Gutenberg Bible Leaf, a bunch of rare maps, and pretty much anything you could think of…

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Posted by on Jun 5, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

A Culture of Collaboration: Classmates Who Care

A Culture of Collaboration: Classmates Who Care

When I first heard that some classes at Stanford are graded on a curve, I imagined cutthroat competition, peers who hoped for others to struggle so they could gain an advantage. Turns out the dystopian planet I feared was the complete opposite of reality; the Stanford world has continued to amaze me with the culture of peer support and collaboration that flourishes here.

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Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Student | 0 comments

Pursuing Passions

Pursuing Passions

I’ve recently been impressed by the way that some of my friends have been not only exploring new things, but also pursuing their passions by creating art, designing and engineering products, and writing code. I want to jump off of my previous post to talk some great ways that you can go beyond the bounds of the classroom and dive into a topic or project that you care about in whatever field you’re interested in.

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